Summer Courses 2012





Renaissance - Contemporary

Term: 
Summer 2014
Online: 
No
Subject Area: 
ART HISTORY (ARTH)
Course Number: 
ARTH 102 920
Schedule: 
Tuesday 5:30pm-9:20pm
Schedule: 
Thursday 5:30pm-9:20pm
Day(s): 
Tuesday
Day(s): 
Thursday
Instructor: 

VERSTEGEN, IAN F

Primary Program: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Secondary Program: 
The Pre-College Program
Secondary Program: 
The Young Scholars Program
Course Description: 

This course is an introduction to the visual arts including painting, sculpture, print culture, and new media such as photography, film, performance and installation art-in Europe and the United States from 1400 to the present. It offers a broad historical overview of the key movements and the artists of the period, as well as an investigation into the crucial themes and contexts that mark visual art production after the middle ages. Such themes include the secularization of art; the (gendered) role of the artist in society; the sites of art production and consumption such as the artist's studio, the royal courts and the art exhibition; the materials of art; the import of technology and science to art's making, content and distribution; the rise of art criticism; and the socio-political contexts of patronage and audience; among others.

Syllabus: 

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